WVSBDC provides support to West Virginia's small business
 

Business Coaches

The WV SBDC provides support to West Virginia's small business through one-on-one coaching, training, and facilitating connections to resources. Business owners who work with coaches nationwide see 17 percent annual sales growth, four times the national average. Nationwide, SBDC clients create a new business every 31 minutes, a new job every five minutes, and $100,000 in sales every seven minutes. Learn more about how we work with entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses. At the WV SBDC, your business is our passion.

 

Our Business Coaches

 

Harold Patterson
Harold Patterson

Harold Patterson

I am a connector, a deal broker, a problem solver and a great listener. I use these skills to guide entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams. I assist in all stages of business and coach them through the pitfalls of the process. Please connect with me and let's make your dreams of becoming a small business owner a reality!

Harold Patterson
Bluefield State College Center
304-327-4406

Terry L. Cyfers
Terry Cyfers

Terry Cyfers

I help businesses create wealth for themselves, their employees and their communities. After coaching hundreds of businesses, I have realized how to help businesses avoid risk and develop opportunity. It is my passion to promote West Virginia economic self-determination. If you would like to be a part of this renaissance then we should talk.

Terry Cyfers
Charleston Center
304-957-2084

Mary Hott
Mary Hott

Mary Hott

My passion is empowering people to take their vision and place it in action, creating economic impact in their own lives, in their local communities, and in our state. With over 30 years of prior work in corporate environments, non-profit organizations, start-ups and my own small business, I offer a wealth of experiences to share. Together we gain clarity about your market space, create a business development strategy, analyze your financial needs, and build a business plan for acquiring the resources and support your need to reach success.

Mary Hott
Eastern Panhandle Center
304-380-3279

Amber Wilson
Amber Wilson

Amber Wilson

As a Business Analyst I equip budding entrepreneurs with the tools to assist in planning, evaluating, and implementing the steps to start or expand their small business.

I am a financial connector, loan packager, and Economic Development Finance Professional with over 25 years-experience assisting with business expansion and development. I can keep your small business moving in the right direction, or help your dream become a reality.

Amber Wilson
Huntington Center
304-528-5616

Matthew Coffey
Matthew Coffey

Matt Coffey

I provide professional no cost consulting services for Small Business and Entrepreneurs looking to improve West Virginia and their community’s. By partnering with other WV SBDC Coaches and many different private and public entities I’m able to connect Business to a wide spectrum of ideas, funding resources, technical assistance, and support that otherwise might not reach them, or that they didn’t know existed. Tell me about your business, I would love to see how I could help.

Matt Coffey
Jefferson County Development
Authority Center
304-728-3255

Beth Ludewig
Beth Ludewig

Beth Ludewig

I work as a problem-solver for those seeking to fulfill personal dreams related to small business – whether through creation, expansion or investment. I effectively act as a deal broker when financial assistance is required or as a change agent when operational enhancement is necessary. Connect with me so I can help solve your small business problems and support your needs.

Beth Ludewig
Potomac Highlands Center
304-530-4964

Douglas C. Spaulding
Douglas Spaulding

Doug Spaulding

I am a serial entrepreneur and business coach that has advised hundreds of clients in all aspects of starting and managing a business. Through my experience in both and my expertise in financial and operational management, I have been able to help them avoid the hidden landmines and navigate the many obstacles that could throw them off course. Let me help you stay the course with small business issues or concerns you may be having.

Doug Spaulding
Putnam County Center
304-957-2017

Matthew Cummings
Matthew Cummings

Matt Cummings

I enable existing and new businesses leap hurdles to success. I provide guidance to increase revenue and profitability. I help assess viability of opportunities and to acquire capital to take advantage of them. If you’re interested in my services, please contact me as soon as possible.

Matt Cummings
Southern West Virginia Community
& Technical College Center
304-767-8127

Shannon Mitchell
Shannon Mitchell

Shannon Mitchell

I am a master problem solver that understands the frustration and struggles of owning a business. I work with small business owners to improve profitability, cash flow, operational efficiency and grow their businesses. Are there questions or problems in your business that keep you up at night? Are you expanding your business and need help with financing? Let me help connect you with the right network of resources to be successful. Let’s get started today!

Shannon Mitchell
Summersville Center
304-553-2805

Susannah Higgins
Susannah Higgins

Susie Higgins

Are you looking for someone to help you identify solutions for your business needs? I am a passionate relationship builder that will help you connect the dots. Together we will develop a game plan to meet your business needs. As a financial projection expert, I will identify opportunities and equip you with the skills you need to start or expand your business. Connect with me so I can help nurture your idea from a dream into realty.

Susie Higgins
Upshur County
Development Authority Center
304-472-1757

Todd Crump
Todd Crump

Todd Crump

As an SBDC Business Coach, I am a dream builder. Your vision – my support. By connecting you with resources and tools to help you plan effectively, we can work together one-on-one to hopefully make your dream a reality. Whether it’s expanding, growing or starting a small business. I’m here to help. Let’s get started.

Todd Crump
West Virginia High Technology
Foundation Center
304-333-6751

Donna Schramm
Donna Schramm

Donna Schramm

Do you have unachieved goals for your business? As a strategic planner extraordinaire, I can strengthen and cultivate your ideas to create the small business you have envisioned. As a small business owner myself, I can systematically break down the process from start to finish to ensure the objective is achieved in an organized and manageable way. If you are ready to move forward, connect with me.

Donna Schramm
West Virginia Northern Community
College Center
304-214-8973

Sharon Stratton
Sharon Stratton

Sharon Stratton

I'm the business planning guru. I review business plans for my clients and help them find economic data. On the financial side, I broker deals and look for financial options. Connect with me and let's build a working relationship.

Sharon Stratton
West Virginia University Center
304-293-5839

Marsa Myers
Marsa Myers

Marsa Myers

I am a communicator who drills down through the noise to find the business client's core desire. I then assist those clients in creating a prosperous business. I'm the architect, getting the business dream down on paper. I'm the builder, assisting with writing viable business plans and finding financial resources. I'm also a top-drawer designer, helping entrepreneurs showcase their products through innovative marketing.

Connect with me today and let's develop a community where you can thrive.

Marsa Myers
West Virginia University/Parkersburg Center
304-424-8213

 

WVSBDC Centers and Outreach Offices